Grand Canyon Weekend

On January 3, 2018, in Arizona, by admin
Grand Canyon Weekend Locations

Grand Canyon Weekend Photography Locations (click to enlarge)

The map above shows the locations where I spent time during my Grand Canyon weekend.  By the way, a single weekend is not enough time to photograph the Grand Canyon properly.  Unfortunately, I was limited by my work schedule to a late Friday to early Sunday visit.  I would have liked more sunrises and sunsets to photograph from different locations.

During summer hours, you must ride shuttles to many of these locations, especially to the west of the main visitors center.  No worries tho, the shuttles run early enough to catch sunrise anywhere in the park.

I planned my days around sunrise and sunset so there are lots of pictures taken at several of the points.  I started on a Friday at the Grand Canyon Visitor center for sunset at Mather Point.  Sunrise Saturday was at Yaki Point, sunset Saturday at Yavapai Point, and finished with Sunday sunrise at Moran Point as I was leaving the park.  Each number on the map represents the number of images taken at each point.

Photographing sunrise and sunset, combined with the drive back to Tusayan every night, made for one sleep-deprived photographer.

From left to right, using the numbers as a guide, here are the areas I visited during the weekend.

  • 9 – Mohave Point
  • 20 – Hopi Point
  • 33 – Village Area
  • 19 – Verkamp’s Visitor Center
  • 136 – Yavapai Point
  • 23 – Grand Canyon Visitor Center
  • 51 – Yaki Point
  • 26 – Moran Point
  • 4 – Lipan Point
  • 41 – Desert View Watchtower


Cork Buoys, Brimfield Antiques Show

On November 11, 2017, in Massachusetts, by admin

Cork Buoys (click to enlarge)

All around the Brimfield Antique Show are piles and piles and piles of things laying around and stacked against walls.  These cork buoys caught my eye because of the rough textures and colors.  There were a dozen or so strings of these hanging form an a-frame set up by one of the venders.w

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Box o’Balls, Brimfield Antiques Show

On November 9, 2017, in Massachusetts, by admin
Marble Balls

Marble Balls (click to enlarge)

A box of interesting things sitting on the ground is about the easiest composition one can find.  At the Brimfield Antique Show, you can barely take a dozen steps without seeing a box of something interesting sitting on the ground or on a table.

This image comes from a box of marble balls sitting in a cardboard box.  I don’t know what I would do with them, but they they make for a pretty good image with the cracks, flaws, and discoloration.

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